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Visiting an Orthodontist After Sustaining a Mouth Injury

Experienced Lawyer When you are the victim of some type of personal injury, from a car accident to a slip and fall accident, your first thought may not always be about your teeth. However, you may be surprised to hear that in these types of accidents your teeth are extremely vulnerable. Especially in slip and fall accidents or assault cases, you are likely not expecting the accident to occur and were not prepared to protect your mouth. When this is the case, you can end up with lost teeth, a broken jaw, and even nerve damage in your mouth. After your accident, you know you should see a medical professional for any kind of injuries you may have sustained to your body, but it is also imperative that you seek the help of a qualified orthodontist who can help you with your recovery process and document your dental injuries. What are common dental injuries after an accident? There are many common dental injuries after an accident. These are: Lost Tooth Damaged Root Broken Tooth Broken Jaw Lost Tooth. As your adrenaline begins to come down after the accident, you may realize that you have lost a tooth. Not only is this painful but it is also unsightly and will require quick medical attention. If it is possible for you to recover the lost tooth, your orthodontist may be able to place it back in. However, if it has already been several hours or if you lost your tooth, you may need an implant. Damaged Root. When a tooth’s root is damaged, you likely won’t even be able to see the damage to it but you will probably feel an extreme amount of pain. A damaged root can be even more painful than a lost tooth, and the damage can be so bad that it kills the attached tooth or begins to spread an infection. It is important to see an orthodontist quickly to get this fixed. Broken Tooth. While a broken tooth can be very painful, your dentist may be able to repair it and save the remaining part of the tooth. Similar to a lost tooth, this will not be possible in all cases, but the quicker you act in seeing your orthodontist the better opportunity you have to save the tooth. Broken Jaw. In more severe cases, the accident may have resulted in a broken jaw. When...
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Can Filing For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Discharge Child Support Obligations?

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer When you find yourself in a massive amount of debt, sometimes the only option you might have left is filing for bankruptcy. When this is the case, a bankruptcy attorney can go over the different bankruptcy options you have that work best for your income level and the amount of debt you are in. However, not all debt can be wiped clean, and if you are behind on your child support payments it is important to note that filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy will not take away your child support obligations. That said, an attorney can go over the different options that you have and discuss how filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you get caught up on your payments and establish a more manageable level of debt.  Why won’t Chapter 13 wipe out my child support debt? When you file for bankruptcy, there are many debts that it may wipe out. This can be a great relief when you owe money to credit cards. However, Congress determined that child support is an incredibly important kind of debt and that it should be treated as a “priority debt.” Because of this, filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy will not eliminate your debt. However, when you do file, you will establish a plan that helps you pay off your child support debt in full.  How can it help with my child support debt? When you work with your attorney to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can begin organizing the different debts that you have, see exactly what you owe, and even come up with new repayment plans to pay off these debts. Further, when you file, a court will impose an automatic stay so that creditors cannot come after you to take your assets during the bankruptcy process. Again, the automatic stay will not remove any child support debt that you have. However, it can be incredibly helpful because this allows you to take a step back and assess your debt and determine what kind of repayment plan you can make so that you can begin removing your child support debt. It is important to note that a creditor can file a motion with the court to have the automatic stay lifted for them, but this should still give you time to come up with a repayment plan. Do I have to keep paying my...
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